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Chain stretch

Chains don’t really “stretch” — the insides of the chain wear with use, resulting in parts with more play and an elongation of a length of chain. You measure chain wear (or stretch) by lining the chain against a ruler. Because the links are exactly 1/2 inch long, the measure from rivet to rivet should read more »

Rain Wednesday, a correction, and a news roundup

Attention San Francisco Bay Area: Enjoy the sunshine and record high temperatures while you can, but be prepared for cooler temperatures and rain that’s forecast to briefly return beginning during about the Wednesday evening commute, and ending during the morning commute. About a half inch of rain is possible; South Bay trail users can check read more »

Ride the steepest hill in your town

I’m endeavoring to Ride Every Road in my small town and log the rides to Strava. Some of you asked why I would do that. Mostly because it’s a reasonable goal for me, but a side benefit is finding a road like Grace Way in Scotts Valley.

Wheel fairings for bicycles

One of the interesting things I saw during the Sea Otter Classic last weekend was this set of wheel fairings for bicycles created by aerospace industry veteran Garth Magee.

Happy Birthday John Kemp Starley

J.K. Starley (1854–1901) was an English industrialist who invented the archetypal “safety bicycle” in Coventry, England. His Rover bicycles with 26 inch wheels, chain drive, and diamond frame (the seat tube came later) revolutionized the bicycle industry and led to a 1890s bicycle boom, with the Rover Safety bicycle exported and much copied around the read more »

Recycled aluminum bicycles

Extruded aluminum used for bicycle tubes are already partly recycled, but Ride Recycle promises more in their uniquely designed, belt drive, made-in-the-USA bikes.